Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad - Derek Hayes

From the first regional public railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, with service beginning in 1830, to the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, great strides were made in rail technology.  In THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD (Univ. of California, $39.95), Derek Hayes shows the progression of the railroad industry through a diverse representation of maps and photographs.  The history of the North American railroad is a rich one, full of triumphs and failures, and the maps, along with the text, graphically show the overwhelming difficulties that early engineers had to contend with.

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$41.95
ISBN: 9780520266162
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Published: University of California Press - October 6th, 2010

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily - Jessica Theroux, Katrina Fried

For anyone who loves to cook traditional Italian, Jessica Theroux’s COOKING WITH ITALIAN GRANDMOTHERS (Welcome Books, $40) is bound to be treasured.  Bringing readers into the homes of twelve women who opened not only their kitchens but their lives, Theroux shares with us the wisdom these women have acquired and the recipes, handed down from their mothers, they have perfected over a lifetime of savoring life and preparing meals.  From Liguria, she describes a meatless lasagna made with home rolled pasta and pesto bechamel.  From Lombardia, the book offers a pumpkin tortelloni with brown butter and sage.  The author spent a year traveling all over Italy to represent the varied regions that constitute Italian cuisine, and the adventure is well chronicled with beautiful photographs and profiles of the amazing women she spent time with.

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By Jessica Theroux, Alice Waters (Introduction by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781599620893
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Published: Welcome Books - September 28th, 2010

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France - Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan has devoted her life to Jewish cooking, as a prolific cookbook author, host of a popular PBS program, and as a regular contributor to The New York Times.  In her new book, QUICHES, KUGELS, AND COUSCOUS (Knopf, $39.95), she casts her attention across the Atlantic, exploring the rich past and present of Jews in France, primarily through their food.  The recipes range from traditional Provençal lamb to more exotic dishes that reflect the intermingling of cultures, like Algerian chicken and quince tagine for Rosh Hashanah.  This celebration of Jewish cooking in France is also filled with beautiful photographs, topical essays, and profiles of home cooks and professional chefs.

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$39.95
ISBN: 9780307267597
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Published: Knopf - October 26th, 2010

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